Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr    
Hands-on Time
19 Mins
Total Time
19 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 3 ounces pork and 2 tablespoons sauce)

Make sure to grate the rind before juicing the orange. For a quick side, combine 1 1/2 cups cooked orzo with 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 2 sliced green onions, and 2 ounces dried cranberries. You can sub chicken or a firm, white fish for the pork.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle pork with 1/2 teaspoon salt; dredge pork in flour. Add 2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add 6 pork slices to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned and done. Place cooked pork on a platter; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining 2 teaspoons oil and remaining 6 pork slices.

Step 2

Add orange juice, 1/3 cup water, marmalade, and vinegar to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil; cook 3 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.

Step 3

Place parsley, orange rind, and garlic in a small bowl; stir with a fork to combine. Spoon orange juice mixture over pork; sprinkle evenly with orange rind mixture.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

daneanp's Review

January 17, 2015
What an elegant, delicious, and EASY meal. I would not hesitate to make this for a dinner party. I paired it with the orzo as recommended and the flavors were very complimentary. DH didn't care for the gremolata, so I'd serve that on the side in the future. Steamed green beans completed the plate. Even DH noticed how pretty it look, "like what you'd get at a fancy restaurant."

SoonerSinger's Review

May 03, 2014
My husband and I loved this! I planned on making the orzo to go with it, but didn't have enough left in the box so I made quinoa with the same additions, plus a bag of spinach wilted and stirred in. This would be a great meal for company!

SGL1313's Review

May 03, 2014
Excellent! Used haddock rather than pork. Family loved it. Will definitely make again. May try chicken next time.

redenfield3's Review

February 25, 2014
This was such an easy recipes and very delicious.

chrismann's Review

February 23, 2014
tasty and easy! I thought the raw garlic would be way too strong in the gremolata, but with the sauce and orange rind, it turned out great. Didn't have pork tenderloin, so cut up some chops into medallions and pounded them out. Also, didn't have orange marmalade, so substituted left over pre-fab asian orange glaze. Serviced with a side of baby carrots in a reduced cranberry juice / brown sugar glace.

michellepe's Review

February 21, 2014
Delicious! Easy Weeknight meal. But you did need to have everything ready! We tried the orzo, although we did not have the green onions! Definitely make again

JanBeard's Review

February 20, 2014
This cooks up very quickly, so have all your sides ready. I made the sauce as written with Seville Orange marmalade, a bitter orange, and it was delicious. Served it with our favorite CL Brussels Sprouts and Carrots with Almonds and a baked potato. Lots of good flavor on the plate!